Green Pakistan Rally staged in Quetta

Published: October 14, 2018
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Representational image. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

Representational image. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

QUETTA  : The government of Balochistan on Saturday launched the Green Pakistan Rally – a countrywide campaign meant to turn Pakistan clean and green.

Balochistan Governor Amnaullah Yasinzai, Provincial Minister for Forest Mir Ziaullah Langau, Senior Minister for Local Bodies Sardar Saleh Bhootani, Quetta Mayor Dr Kaleemullah Kakar, government officials and large number of citizens participated in the rally.

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The rally started from Quetta’s Metropolitan Garden and ended at the Governor House Quetta.

The rally started from Quetta’s Metropolitan Garden and ended at the Governor House Quetta.

Lauding the Green Pakistan initiative, the governor and provincial ministers said the initiative was in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to make Pakistan clean and green.

“To control the drought in Balochistan, we have to plant more saplings and protect the trees,” said the governor, adding, “Planting saplings is our national duty.”

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Describing the motive behind the Green Pakistan Rally, the participants said that the government wanted to make the citizens aware of the importance of tree plantation.

“The Green Pakistan campaign is the only way to end drought,” said one of the participants of the rally.

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